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System Builder Marathon, Dec. 2011: $1200 Enthusiast PC

Benchmark Results: Productivity

The story is similar when we delve into our compression-oriented tests and ABBYY's OCR application. The overclocked AMD FX-6100 can only challenge the stock Core i5-2500K in half of these tasks.

Our graphics-oriented benchmarks utilize multiple threads. However, the FX-6100 can only meet or beat the performance of a Core i5-2500K running at its stock settings when it's running at 4.5 GHz. Once overclocked, the Intel-based platform simply walks away with the wins.